The Lithuanian name is “Lietuvos Pilių ir Dvarų Asociacijos". The English name is “Lithuanian Castles and Manors Association”. The acronym is LPDA.
LPDA is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 2005. LPDA unites on a voluntary basis, natural and legal persons, such as Lithuanian castles and manor owners, managers - and other people caring Lithuanian castles and manors cultural heritage.
The goals are to evolve the rural communities by restoring farms and farming heritage in the manors, to encourage the development of traditional crafts, and to restore and preserve the ancient Lithuanian breeds of livestock and poultry gene pool. The vision is to preserve and restore the Lithuanian castles as a culture of nurturing, competitive and profitable operating in tourism and other economic sectors of interest.
The association strives
The Manors are still one of the main cultural holders at the countryside. There are many different events being hold in the Association’s Manors, like exteriors, creative evenings, musical dinners and festivals, exhibitions, spectacles, professional art galleries, and etc. Also Manors still keep old traditions, such as saving culinary heritage and old farming traditions and other economic activities.
Key compentences for the project:
LPDA has as a national association expertise in cultural development work in the countryside, cultural volunteering, and provision of cross-cultural activities with an added value for civic participation and community bonding.
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